Continuing in our series of Migrant Stories: first hand accounts of migrant life in New Zealand, taken from locations around the net. It is a fairly common story telling of how skilled migrants are made to feel that their skills are inadequate in New Zealand and of how ‘the Lifestyle’ didn’t deliver.
This post is taken from a British migrant emigration forum.
2 Years on and it’s still crap
“Can’t afford it.
Don’t like it.
Kids hate it.
both work full time just to pay bills.
Cant afford price to get out of here.
nuff said….The wife hates it. as you know the system over here sucks, she feels like she cant do her job in the hospital and is just left to clean up after the lmc’s. She is looked down on by the maori folk even she is trying to help deliver a baby she is still looked on as a 3rd class citizen. The wage for a rm is pants, and if she were to go lmc she would be putting her life on call 24/7… which wouldnt work as we have two kids.
I do days she does nights, we meet in a carpark in the mornings where the kids get out of my car and into hers she then takes them to school then bed. I come home she gets up and goes to work….
I know there are people in this world worse off than us but all we want is a little bit of a life…”